Government confirms resignation of CREAD executives

Dr. Pepukaye Bardouille, Colin Scaife

Government has confirmed that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Climate Resilience Executing Agency of Dominica (CREAD), have resigned.

Dominica News Online (DNO)  reported on May 24 that CEO, Dr. Pepukaye “Pep” Bardouille and COO,  Colin Scaife, had both resigned from the agency.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the government said Scaife resigned on May 31, 2020, after serving notice on January 24th this year and Dr. Bardouille also resigned and will be leaving her post on the 31st of July 2020.

“These resignations are their personal decisions, that Government must accept in good faith, but they will not interrupt unduly the fulfillment of the mandate of CREAD,” the release stated. “The position of COO will be redefined and Government has already begun the recruitment process through the recruitment agency utilized previously, to obtain a replacement for the CEO and we expect that subject to this process and the prevailing world health situation, that someone will be in place before Dr. Bardouille leaves, to allow for a seamless transition process.”

DNO was told by well-informed sources that the resignations of Dr. Bradouille and Scaife stem from CREAD’s inability to meet its objectives because various government ministries are not providing the necessary support.

The government thanked the outgoing CEO and COO “for their respective contribution to CREAD and wish them every success in their new endeavours. We also take this opportunity to thank our international partners and all those who have assisted in advancing Dominica’s resilience programme.”

The Government reaffirmed its commitment to pursue its vision of making Dominica the first climate-resilient nation and to confirm that its policies projects programmes to date, are all on course to achieving this objective.

The Act establishing the Climate Resilience Executing Agency was passed in December 2018. CREAD was set up to assist Government in the pursuit of the climate resilience vision. Its governance structure includes a Policy Board chaired by the Prime Minister and a Supervisory
Committee chaired by the representative of one of our donor partners. The CREAD management and staff are responsible for the day to day running of CREAD. CREAD, though an independent statutory body established by legislation, is properly aligned to the national Government framework and as such works closely with the Government System. The model chosen by Dominica is considered a hybrid, whereby, recovery action is implemented by a combination of CREAD and existing line Ministries.

Since the establishment of CREAD, two major activities have been completed: the Dominica Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan in May 2020) and the just-unveiled National Resilience Development Strategy 2030.

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  1. Bwa-Banday
    June 6, 2020

    “Climate resilience” became a a phrase used by the DLP Cabal to fool the local population and get free money from donors. Right after Maria I stated here that it will go no where because Dominica is a failed state with GREEDY people posing as ministers and ambassadors.

    The truth has finally revealed. Why you think Judas was not given that ministry back after election? Only blind DLP supporters believe these people because they don’t know better and GREEDY onlookers because they want to feed from the trough so they stay quiet. But, that too shall past! BUJU, PYRO, GUSSIE and the boys will teach them a lesson sooooooon. How soon? Let us wait and see :twisted: :twisted:

  2. Sigh
    June 5, 2020

    It’s amazing how few comments there are here about this.. It’s sad that many are either ignorant or ignoring the fact that in a previous report, it stated that the lack of cooperation from the “government” is what caused/assisted in the resignation. I tell you Dominica not gonna move forward, gonna go anywhere. Not even climate resilience that can be achieved. So long they’re trying to rid of plastic bags…still there are a lot. Also using items that can’t be recycled at a facility is not the same, especially as there are no recycling or composting facilities here.

  3. Truth Be Told
    June 5, 2020

    Has anyone noticed that the ministry created after the UN speech which Joseph Isaac occupied as the Hon Minister for Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal, before becoming Speaker of the House, no longer exist in the new 18 Ministers that we now have. Now these resignations! Is the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica signalling to the international community who has been raising all the money for this, that they have now given up on the agenda of ‘Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal’? Let us be honest, all the very bad, nasty, ugly, dirty and unhealthy environmental practices on island right now is certainly not conducive to achieving ‘Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal’ or first environmentally resilient nation status!

    • Me
      June 6, 2020

      Joseph Isaac has served his purpose and has been shunted on a a dead end track to nowhere.

  4. Truth Be Told
    June 4, 2020

    The Government of Dominica is consistent in their failings and then Dominicans want to blame everyone else other than their beloved PM. This feels like Ross University all over again!

  5. L C Matthew
    June 4, 2020

    Chairman of CREAD Roosvelt Skerrit, Chairman of NEPO Roosvelt Skerrit, (over a hundred lives lost in erika and maria and countless after the storm for lack of preparation) minister of Finance Roosvelt Skerrit, minister of housing Roosevelt Skerrit. What do these positions all have in common. Failure, lack of transparency, and the responsibility of receiving and moving large sums of state and donor finance. Public Relations minister and puppet master of all other ministry; Roosvelt skerrit. A man who has oversaw the economic decline of Dominica for over 15 year and only finds one excuse after another while his wealth and concentration of power is the only thing that flourished. Do i expect CREAD to achieve anything? No. We boasted of budget of over 1 billion and although our population have not increased significantly in 40 years when budgets were way lower civil servants begging. We cannot give relief in times of real need. Instead, gov try burden u with debt. Rotten leadership head.

  6. Dominican
    June 4, 2020

    As long as Roosevelt Skerrit heads the Policy Board, nothing will be undertaken without his express approval. He is incapable of delegating executive powers to anyone but himself. It is a futile, and expensive exercise to find outside replacements for Dr. Bardouille and Mr. Scaife. They will be frustrated just like these two professionals were.

  7. Ibo France
    June 4, 2020

    Transparency and accountability are two hallmarks of good governance. This present maladministration has shown a callous disregard for openness and culpability. Two top executives have abandoned ship from one of the country’s flagship initiatives and, as customary, the government stubbornly refuses to give any reason for their resignations, to the citizens, who paid the salaries of these two individuals. Imagine, the powers that be just gloss over this significant development giving the fallacious impression that business continues as usual. Where are the investigative journalists? The TRUTH IS sometimes inconvenient but must be told with this particular issue. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of the people’s money are going to waste on salaries for those employed with this dysfunctional organization. Wise up people!

  8. Batibou River
    June 4, 2020

    That is absolutely typical Skerrit. He starts something accompanied by a massive dose of propaganda and then looses interest in it. Imagine the amount of money that’s wasted in this project again! But then again he doesn’t account for anything, so we only know half of it as with everything this guy does.

  9. dissident
    June 4, 2020

    Information lockdown by this Skerrit administration.

    They refuse to address de reason that was given for the resignation… it possible that the next pick for the job will end up resigning too?

    Skerrit made his bold resilience announcement at de UN……I wonder how his colleagues see him as a leader. De man hubris cause him to shoot himself in de leg. Dat broken leg will fester through the hurricane season.
    Teach us about resilience nuh!

  10. whizz
    June 4, 2020

    cread greed …..

  11. REAL!!!!
    June 4, 2020

    This GOVT is an absolute failure.

    The 2 top executives for CREAD resigned and the GOVT in not interesting in finding out why, so they can implement changes to addressing the issues but continues business as usually and tell the people its their personal decision..

    Nowhere in the real world 2 top executives ( CEO & COO) resigns from a major institution and there is no investigation and postmortem for their resignation.

  12. BMB
    June 4, 2020

    Interesting statement. However, the Government failed to cite the reason(s) for their resignation. You cannot resign without giving reasons. If the Government is so proud of their achievements thus far, as the last paragraph suggests, why not disclose what led to the resignations. Give us both sides of the coin for us to at least formulate our own conclusions. When you have full disclosure then, and only then, can we throw our full support behind their successors. This is just a question. It is in no way intended to cast blame, or create doubt, about anyone.

    • Kalinago Justice
      June 4, 2020

      I’m not surprised, cause no professional can and will work with this oneman rogue regime! These rogues holding on to power have no clue as to what these highly skilled professionals can do.

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